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Professor Sakuragi (Japanese: サクラギ博士 Dr. Sakuragi) is a Pokémon Professor in the new series of the Pokémon anime. He is the father of Koharu and the professor of the Sakuragi Institute in Vermilion City.
Professor Sakuragi first appeared in SS002, when he welcomed Professor Oak and Ash to his Institute.
Professor Sakuragi is exceptionally enthusiastic when it comes to studying Pokémon. Sometimes, he gets so carried away that it embarasses his daughter, prompting her to reign him in.
With Ash and Go
Gives to new Trainers
He has these Pokémon to give to new Trainers:
|| Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle
| Professor Sakuragi offered Go a choice between Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle, but Go refused, saying he wanted his first Pokémon to be Mew.
|| サクラギ博士 Dr. Sakuragi
|| From 桜木 sakuragi (cherry tree)